After 3 days in detention, an asylum seeker has access to free legal assistance on detention matters only. Prior to that date, other persons such as a private lawyer, a person with a power of attorney, possibly from an NGO, and the applicant may request a review of the detention order.
A child detained on the basis of the Aliens Act is always appointed a legal counsellor if he or she has no parent in Sweden.
 Ch. 18, Section 1(1)(4) Aliens Act.
 Ch. 10, Section 1(3) Aliens Act.